Sometimes I think that the random adventure gods know about this blog and they help me get as much content as possible. At least that’s the explanation I came up with when I won five tickets to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Granted they were standing room tickets, but since you actually had to enter a lottery to win tickets, they were better than nothing.
It was a gorgeous day for an outdoor activity. Yes it was cold, but there wasn’t a cloud in sight and no threats of rain. We were standing in the park listening to some carolers and gushing at how close we were to the White House, when a rather official looking gentleman approached us.
Rather official looking gentleman: Hi ladies, would you like to go into the seated area?
Rather official looking gentleman: Perfect! Here are some white tickets, follow me!
Kelly: This is great, what’s your name?
Rather official looking gentleman: Eddie
Us: THANK YOU EDDIE!!!
Turns out we had been assigned the duty of seat fillers, and by the time the program started we were sitting about twenty rows away from the stage; which meant we were about twenty rows away from the Obamas.
Hosted by Carson Daly (I seriously had forgotten about him), the concert was simple but still amazing. Marsha Ambrosius, One Republic, Big Time Rush, Rodney Atkins, Ellie Goulding and the Airmen of Note all performed classic Christmas songs, but the star of the show was, without a doubt, Kermit the Frog. Kermit helped Michelle Obama read Twas the Night Before Christmas and sang with Santa Claus. And like all the little children sitting around me, I joined in singing Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
|Kermit and the First Lady|
I’m glad that I got a experience a little piece of an American Christmas; happy that my toes were still intact by the time I got home, but as it starts getting colder every day I’m more than ready for the ham, sorrel, black cake, ginger beer and most importantly PARANG!